Sweet Irish potato rolls are made with mashed potatoes and the water you use to boil the potatoes. These rolls are soft, moist, and slightly sweet. They taste great with salty dinners, such as ham, and with most stews. The rolls can be made ahead of time, cooled, and frozen. This recipe for sweet Irish potato rolls makes 18 medium sized rolls.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 1 cup potato water
- 1 tbsp (2 pkg) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 5 cups bread flour, about
- Melt stick of butter in small saucepan.
- In large bowl, add mashed potatoes, potato water, and melted butter. Mix and let set until lukewarm.
- Add yeast, sugar, salt, and eggs to mixture. Stir well.
- Stir in 2 cups bread flour. Let mixture sit for 15 minutes in warm place.
- Stir down sponge and add enough flour to make a soft dough.
- Turn dough out onto floured board and knead until soft and smooth.
- Put dough in greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in bulk.
- Punch dough down. Turn out onto lightly floured board and knead out air bubbles.
- Divide and shape dough into 18 rolls.
- Put rolls on 2 greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise for 30 minutes or until doubled.
- Bake rolls at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden.
- Serve warm or cold.